Archive for July, 2012

U.N. Commission Calls for Legalizing Prostitution Worldwide

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

The United Nations is making sense & hopefully will help the escort industry…

 

Michelle


A report issued by the United Nations-backed Global Commission on HIV and the Law; recommends that nations around the world get rid of “punitive” laws against prostitution – or what it calls “consensual sex work” — and decriminalize the voluntary use of illegal injection drugs in order to combat the HIV epidemic.

The commission, which is made up of 15 former heads of state, legal scholars and HIV/AIDS activists, was convened in 2010 by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and is jointly backed by the United Nations Development Programme and UNAIDS – the Joint U.N. Programme on AIDS/HIV.

The commission recommends repealing all laws that prohibit “adult consensual sex work,” as well as clearly distinguishing in law and practice between sexual trafficking and prostitution.

The report–“HIV and the Law: Risks, Rights & Health”–cites a recommendation by the International Labour Organization, which recommends that “sex work” should be recognized as an occupation in order to be regulated “in a way that protects workers and customers.”

Specifically, the commission wants to:

— “Decriminalise private and consensual adult sexual behaviours, including same-sex sexual acts and voluntary sex work.”

— “Reform approaches towards drug use. Rather than punishing people who use drugs but do no harm to others, governments must offer them access to elective HIV and health services, including harm reduction programmes and voluntary, evidence-based treatment for drug dependence.”

Read the rest of the article about sex workers here

Strippers bounced at border

Sunday, July 22nd, 2012

Be careful when you are coming going in to work in Canada as an escort…

Ottawa has slammed the door shut on all foreign sex trade workers seeking work in Canada.

Border services officers have been told to stop processing work permits as of July 14 in which women are destined for employers where “there are reasonable grounds to suspect a risk of sexual exploitation.”

“Strip clubs, escort services and massage parlours are considered business sectors where there are reasonable ground to suspect a risk of sexual exploitation,” according to a confidential July 13 bulletin from the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) that was obtained by the Toronto Sun.

The “ministerial instructions” tells hundreds of airport and land border officers that Human Resources and Skills Development Canada are instructed to issue negative Labour Market Opinions to applications received from “sex trade-related businesses.”

It said officials of the Citizenship and Immigration Canada are also instructed not to process sex-trade related applications.

The memo said border officers cannot collect fees for applications and the rules apply to all foreign workers from cooks to supervisors who are working in a “sex-related business.”

Officers are being warned that women bound for the sex trade may try to slip in as visitors.

They “should be examined for possible misrepresentation,” the officers were alerted.

The memo said workers coming here to toil in trades that are regulated or certified by provincial bodies can obtain a visa, and those include workers of massage therapy clinics.

And, starting July 28 some open work permits will be stamped with the condition: “Not valid for employment in businesses related to the sex trade, such as strip clubs, massage parlours and escort services.”

“The condition informs the holder that employment in this sector is not permissible,” the bulletin states, adding that employers can be held responsible for hiring someone who is not allowed to work in the sex trade.

Tim Lambrinos, of the Adult Entertainment Association of Canada, said the ban on foreign dancers is being challenged in court.

“Many of the dancers say they are not at risk in Canada,” Lambrinos said. “This law is very unfair against them and us.”

Toronto strip club owners said the ban will create a shortage of dancers in this city.

The controversial stripper visa dates back to 1998 and allowed hundreds of foreign dancers into the country each year. There were 660 dancers admitted in its heyday in 2001. Most were from Eastern Europe. All they had to do was provide a Canadian job offer from a strip club and prove they were qualified to dance.

Only about 100 of these visas have been renewed each year since 2006.

Support for the program plummeted ever since former Liberal immigration minister Judy Sgro resigned in 2000 after facing accusations that she fast-tracked a stripper who worked on her election campaign. It turned out the dancer was issued a special residency permit in a scandal called “Strippergate.”

http://www.torontosun.com/2012/07/21/strippers-bounced-at-border

Escorts who want to be high class, but aren’t in that league

Monday, July 16th, 2012

Back before the Internet the lines were much more clear about who was a hooker & who was an escort.

Hookers trolled the streets & escorts worked indoors either for an escort service or independently for themselves.

Then along came the Internet which changed everything.

While the Internet is a very positive medium on many levels, I feel it’s both a positive & negative for the escort industry & here’s why:

  1. A lot of the hookers who are just selling sex came off the streets onto the Internet. This now means customers who hire escorts really don’t understand what a true escort is all about.
  2. The same thing is true for pimps. While I’m not saying that the escort industry was free from pimps pre-internet, it’s just a lot easier now for a pimp like person (usually a male, but not always) to start an escort service & hurt the escorts or even the customers.
  3. Escorts have to be so much more careful now in who they see as a client.
  4. Escorts have to be leery of other escorts too. I consider them to be hooker types who steal escort’s photos using them as their own & stabbing other escorts in the back. Again, while this happened before, it’s much more evident now than before.
  5. Then there’s all the escorts who are average who lie about their skill set as an escort. They claim to be courtesans or high class escorts when they don’t know the first thing about being one.
  6. The positives is that escorts can find a larger pool of clients, but not necessarily the good ones. When the Internet first started becoming popular, it was a well known fact that the men you found on the Internet were much more civilized & had more money.

    Now the opposite may be true since escorts are having to deal with soooo many cheap skates who want hooker pricing or just play games thinking they can get a freebie.

Again, we had these problems in the escort industry before, it’s just become much more of a problem since the Internet since there’s sooo much more competition then there was before & that’s one last negative, the amount of competition that’s out there.

BUT, if you are  customer looking to hire an escort, the benefit to you is selection & if you read my book on “How to hire an escort”, you will be steps ahead of everyone else & feel like you know what you are doing. The negative of that is too much selection can make your head spin.

Wishing you all the best in the escort industry.

 

Michelle
Exotic Publishing